Randolph resident and Simmons head basketball coach Tony Price was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Worcester State College.
Price, who is in his eighth year as assistant athletic director and head basketball coach at Simmons, was a three-year standout at Worcester State. He scored over 1,300 career points as a Lancer, and was selected team MVP three times. He was twice an all-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) selection and received multiple ECAC honors on the way to leading the conference in rebounding his junior year, finishing second in scoring his senior year, and averaging a double-double throughout his playing career.
Off the court, Price was an active member of the Worcester State community. He was a member of the Third World Alliance and Upward Bound, and once led a petition on campus to have black studies courses reinstated at the college.
“Being inducted to the Hall of Fame is the crowning moment” said Price, who is Simmons’ all-time winningest coach. “It means that my accomplishments and contributions to WSC athletics have finally been recognized and will live on forever. The award also symbolizes hard work, character, integrity and perseverance, attributes that are larger than the game itself.”
He began his career as a coaching volunteer at the Boston Community Center before becoming director of youth activities at Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation in Roxbury and director of youth and recreation at Lena Park Community Development Corporation.
In 2003, Price was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference’s coach of the year after leading his Simmons Sharks to a school-best 16-9 record.